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Jersey City Writers is a community of dedicated scribes who seek to develop and explore their craft by interacting with other writers. We inspire and support each other to be the best writers we can be in a fun and open social setting.

All genres are welcome. We encourage you to finish your play, your novel or your short story. Stop by and bond with other writers who understand the complicated, yet satisfying process of creating something from nothing.

If you are a local writer seeking inspiration, support and accountabilityโ€ฆcome join us!

Don't forget to check us out at http://jerseycitywriters.org/

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JCW Regular Board Meeting

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Jersey City Writers 2020 Board Meeting Dates: Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, April 22nd, May 20th, Sept 16th, Oct 21, Nov 18 @ 7 PM If you have an agenda item for JCW Board consideration or would like to present an item to the board in person, please email [masked] at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

JCW Online -->Thursday Writing Workshop

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In Writers Workshop, we will critique Jersey City Writers members' short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment. JCW Writers Workshop guidelines for submissions: โ€ข You must attend at least one workshop prior to submitting piece for critique. โ€ข You must sign up for Writers Workshop in advance with the moderator. โ€ข No more than 5-6 pages in 12 point type. โ€ข Keep feedback constructive and positive. Writers should submit pieces to the moderator at least three days prior to their workshop date. This allows the moderator to review and email to the group. If you are new to critiquing other's work, please see these guidelines: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/how-to-give-constructive-feedback-on-writing/

JCW ONLINE: Jersey Plums Poetry Workshop

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๐™„๐™ˆ๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™ ๐™‰๐™Š๐™๐™€: ๐˜Ž๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ-๐˜ต๐˜ฐ-๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด. ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ/๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ the day before the workshop ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด. Calling all poets! This workshop will start with critiques of two poems, each by an author who signed up ahead of time. The workshop will end, if time permits, with one 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot). Please note that if you have never attended Jersey Plums before, you must attend at least once before you may schedule a poem for critique. To get on the schedule, please speak to a moderator at the workshop. While critiquing poems, we will โ€œmind our Pโ€™s and Qโ€™sโ€ by first praising what works in a poem, and then questioning what might be improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive.

JCW ONLINE: Crash Course in Plotting Your Novel

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Get ready for NaNoWriMo by joining Jersey City Writers to workshop to the basics of plot structure and delve into story theory. We'll help you mold your ideas into a broad, overarching structure for your novel and come up with a roadmap for writing your masterpiece. Mary Fan is a Jersey City-based author of YA and sci-fi/fantasy. She has published several books, including STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON (a product of JCW's Full Story workshop), STARSWEPT, and ARTIFICIAL ABSOLUTES, which have received praise from School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. She is also the co-editor of the BRAVE NEW GIRLS anthology series about girls in STEM. When she's not writing, she can usually be found kicking bags at the boxing gym, tackling low notes at choir rehearsal, or tangled up in aerial silks. Find her online at www.MaryFan.com.

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JCW ONLINE: Tuesday Writing Workshop

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